Strateq Group introduces tech talent development program
By Digital News Asia May 12, 2023
- It focuses on micro-credentials and job opportunities.
- Collaborators include PETRONAS Digital, MDEC, and PIKOM.
Strateq Group, an integrated enterprise solutions and services provider, has announced a new Technology Talent Development Programme that’s targeted at Malaysia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
According to the Statistics Department (DOSM), in 2021, ICT contributes approximately 23.2% to Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or equivalent to US$80.794 billion (RM360 billion).
DOSM also said employment in the ICT industry amounted to 1.21 million persons in 2021, with the ICT manufacturing industry as the major contributor with a share of 35.9 % followed by ICT services (29.2%) and ICT trade (21.9%).
In rolling out the Programme, Strateq is collaborating with PETRONAS Digital Bhd, QSR Brands, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Human Resources Development Corporation (HRD Corp), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and PIKOM.
“Through the programme, we aim to identify future ICT needs for the industry, strategies for new and upcoming technologies in the market, develop tech talents according to these future tech needs and thereby reduce national dependency on foreign talent,” said Tan Seng Kit, group managing director of Strateq.
The programme focuses on micro-credentials and job opportunities. It begins with structured internship programmes, then training, and finally, updates to the university syllabus to reflect industry needs. This includes student activities such as hackathons, industrial and academic seminars, and industrial training.
The programme will also collaborate with research projects, help the development of a talent marketplace, as well as share knowledge, expertise and technology.
Meanwhile, Strateq also unveiled the Strateq Global Delivery Centre in Kuala Lumpur which is designed to serve local enterprises within the Southeast Asian market.
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